I had a really exciting night this Tuesday. As I’ve mentioned before, I have been writing for a magazine called Alt Blackpool which promotes and reviews local arts and culture in the Blackpool area. The RSC launched a collaboration with Poulton Drama society and created A Midsummer Night’s Dream which is touring the country, including Shakespeare’s globe in Stratford.
The show was absolutely wonderful. So light-hearted and enjoyable to watch, I genuinely enjoyed every moment. I’m not sure if it’s because I’ve expanded my knowledge of Shakespeare or not, but I found it much easier to understand than I thought. I didn’t think I’d catch on to what was going on, but it was very well produced and the language made more sense to me this time round. I love Shakespeare very much, as you can tell by the blog description, so you can probably predict the enjoyment I gained from seeing it in my hometown, produced by the RSC.
As well as seeing the show, I had the chance to hear Erica Whyman speak, the Deputy Artistic Director of the RSC itself. I was so excited by this and it was great to here how highly she values national theatre and the union of theatres in partnership. Speaking also was a BBC producer which was even more exciting, mainly due to my aspiration to study journalism. It was such a great evening and gave me the boost I need to start studying for the ever-nearing exams that may just take me there.